MONTOUR FALLS –– At their Annual Community Meeting, Schuyler Hospital named the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary their Community Partner of the Year.
The Community Partner Award is presented annually to an organization or individual as recognition for helping Schuyler Hospital achieve its mission. The 2015 award went to Arcangeli Farm.
The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary received the 2016 award for all they do for Schuyler Hospital and the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, as well as their advocacy in the community,
The Auxiliary was officially formed in 1969, as a merger of the Odessa-Montour Falls Guild and Watkins Glen Guild.
In 1972, the Auxiliary boasted 120 members. Auxilians volunteered 5,422 hours in 1976-1977, and donated $20,475 back to Hospital from 1972-77. The Auxiliary now has 150 members. Since 1974, over 200,000 volunteer hours have been logged, and over $550,000 given back to the hospital.
The Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary was recognized by the Healthcare Association of NYS (HANYS) for 3 years in row (2012, 2011, 2010) with the Auxiliary Advocacy Recognition.
The Auxiliary’s mission is: To advance Schuyler Hospital’s welfare through service to the patients, their visitors and the medical, nursing and administrative personnel in ways approved by the Hospital Board of Directors.
The Auxiliary welcomes new volunteers. Download an application at www.schuylerhospital.org. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Updyke at 535-4445.